On Saturday we crossed a big item off of our summer bucket list. We packed a picnic lunch, located the mp3 player, hopped in the car, and headed off to beautiful Saint Andrews by the Sea for a concert...and lots of other fun things.
Our first stop was the Huntsman Marine Science Center (we have a membership). We arrived right on time for the morning seal feeding. It was so good to see Snorkel and Loki again and see what new tricks (ahem, behaviours) they had learned over the winter.
Hello to the skates!
Touch pool time! We adore the touch pool...
Poor stars! He still managed to find a few though!
A stop at the info screen:
...making sure we can see the seals when they swim by...
Our local schools don't have any sort of an instrumental program. No band, no orchestra, not even a little recorder group. Since Hubby and I are band geeks missing our instruments, this pains us, and I really wanted the kids to have a chance to try out some instruments. The "zoo" did not disappoint.
They tried the snare (all 3 were surprisingly good!)
The Princess pleased her Daddy by trying out (and getting a very nice tone on) the French Horn
The girls tried violin and viola
This is how Sweetpea watches a concert:
A little collage of the Sistema Orchestra. This orchestra has children aged 6-12 and they played beautifully. They started off with the William Tell Overture because they love it so much, and they ended with the 1812 overture. So fun and very impressive!
We did so much more as well; once the concert ended we toured the entire garden and posed with all the statues for photos. We went for ice cream and ate it by the wharf, then walked all around the historic downtown. We went and played on the very awesome play structure and finally dragged our tired and sunburnt selves home. I have many more photos to share but this post is LOOOOONG so I'll save them for another post. We loved our day. Not sure how anything else on the bucket list can top it, but we'll sure have fun trying!